You know, the guys who divide a job up amongst lots of translators and tell each one that if they do a free sample they might get the whole job.
- Juncker: Catalonia leaving the EU in Spanish, but not in English
…leaving Rajoy looking like a pillock. Those translators certainly earn their 10K tax-free/month. Q: Why would anyone want to stay in, particularly with Juncker in charge?
- The economic case for fucked translation
Via LS an anonymous cartoon of the gulf between what we (would like to) think we have said and what we (are understood to) have actually said:
Why don’t we say what we think? Why do the inventors of magnificent flying machines gibber like madmen? Why, in our case, do excellent Spanish bars produce hilarious English menus?
I think …
- TV3 pays too much (sic) for translation services
The Catalan regional Audit Office reports that TV3, the Catalan state broadcaster, has been awarding contracts
without complying with ‘the principles of openness, competition, transparency, confidentiality, equality and non-discrimination’, and without ensuring their allocation ‘to the most economically advantageous tender.’
I never expected to blog a case of translators being overpaid, but that will have been the …
- Festina’s Lotus range: watches for people too stupid to need them
We are too smart to buy this crap off Festina, because we happen to know that according to Maya prophecy on December 21 2012 we will be so smoothly and swimmingly plugged into the Earth’s electromagnetic battery that all our timepieces will explode and we’ll need to buy new ones. Neither the copywriter, nor the translator, …